Review: could Acetaminophen cause Joint Swelling?


Summary

Joint swelling is found among people who take Acetaminophen, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 72,264 people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen from FDA and social media. Among them, 416 have Joint swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint swelling and more.

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Acetaminophen 72,922 users)

Joint Swelling

Joint swelling has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, joint pain, stroke (latest reports from 27,864 Joint swelling patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

72,264 people reported to have side effects when taking Acetaminophen.
Among them, 416 people (0.58%) have Joint Swelling


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acetaminophen cause Joint swelling?

Time on Acetaminophen when people have Joint Swelling *:

  • < 1 month: 52.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 23.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Joint Swelling when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • female: 63.79 %
  • male: 36.21 %

Age of people who have Joint Swelling when taking Acetaminophen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.88 %
  • 10-19: 3.22 %
  • 20-29: 5.85 %
  • 30-39: 7.31 %
  • 40-49: 17.25 %
  • 50-59: 18.42 %
  • 60+: 47.08 %

Severity if Joint Swelling when taking Acetaminophen **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Joint Swelling **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (74 people)
  • Pain (44 people)
  • Osteoporosis (21 people)
  • Hypertension (17 people)
  • Depression (17 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (85 people)
  • Prednisone (66 people)
  • Zometa (65 people)
  • Folic Acid (64 people)
  • Omeprazole (59 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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